The seventh baseball game I ever attended should count twice. It began on a sunny Sunday afternoon in the Bronx and ended on Sunday evening. Yankees 5, Tigers 4, 18 innings played over the course of six hours and one minute. I was there with my friend Matt for his 12th birthday. We were born two days apart (I’m older),… View Post
As something of a coda to my recent post about Tom Seaver‘s brief comeback with the Mets in 1987 — a comeback that ended when he announced his retirement on June 23 of that year — here is a brief report I wrote about Seaver in fifth grade. The assignment was an oral book report, with the only requirement that… View Post
For two weeks, there was hope that Tom Terrific would pitch his final season with the Mets.
I’ve developed this sixth sense when watching movies and TV shows to spot baseball references in the background or to pick up on them in lines of dialogue. There are times when the hair on the back of my next stands up to hear a reference to the Dodgers or Babe Ruth when it’s not expected. I’m also always scanning… View Post
Over the years, I’ve developed an eye for references to or images of baseball in other aspects of pop culture. More than just Andy Warhol’s baseball paintings or the wallpaper in a scene from Seinfeld, something in my brain will register at just a hint of a nod to the national pastime. This ability kicked in recently when I was… View Post